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Re: w32 gmake: can't echo long strings (fwd)

From: Earnie Boyd
Subject: Re: w32 gmake: can't echo long strings (fwd)
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 08:26:51 -0400

Greg Chicares wrote:
> Ted Phares wrote:
> >
> > Using GNU make version 3.79.1 under win32:
> >
> > I notice that gmake chokes if a rule includes a command that attempts
> > to echo a string > 94 characters long.
> [snip testcase]
> >
> > Is this a known issue?
> It may depend on whatever operating system or
> shell you're using. If you're using cmd.exe or,
> worse,, but are interested in a
> different shell, I've found this one
> to work well with win95 and win2k; there are
> others freely available as well.

The preferred MinGW shell is MSYS see

> If that idea holds little appeal for you, you
> might try using a standalone 'echo' program
> such as gnu echo, part of the shell utilities.
> You can extract a prebuilt win32 binary here:

A limited version of ash.


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